Under ideal circumstances, your teeth remain perfectly intact for life, without any toothaches or other complications. It’s dental decay that stands between you and that ideal. And while it may not be realistic to expect that you will never get a cavity, our Hawthorne dentist can make it possible for cavities to be rare occurrences. At the practice of Anna J. Huh, D.M.D., the prevention of dental decay and cavities, along with treating them promptly when they do arise, is a high priority.
Your tooth structure is strong and durable, and stands up to chewing even the toughest and crunchiest foods. A small amount of dental decay is nothing to worry too much about, but it’s when cavities result that you have to be on the alert. You probably will not realize when a small cavity forms, which is why you should visit our Hawthorne dentist two times per year for a complete oral examination. With the help of periodic x-rays, it’s possible to diagnose cavities before they can grow large enough to put you at risk for a toothache or an infection. The eventual consequences of dental decay and cavities can be the need for root canal therapy, and maybe even the loss of a tooth. Our Hawthorne dentist recommends that you brush your teeth daily, when you wake up, before you go to sleep, and also after meals. Floss vigorously before bed, as well. And be sure to come in for your six month examination, which includes a professional teeth cleaning. Tartar buildup that comes from dental plaque not removed by your at-home oral hygiene is eliminated, making future cavities less likely.
Put a stop to the worst effects of dental decay and keep cavities to a minimum. Reach out to our office and schedule your next visit for an examination and cleaning.